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So they do use AI to review then...

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Uncle Pete:

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--- Quote from: Uncle Pete on August 10, 2020, 10:22 ---A rational assumption, trim costs, who cares if the pre-check is faulty.

However I always liked the theories that some people come up with like, the reviewer doesn't like you personally. So out of only 200,000 contributors or maybe it's only 30,000? You name comes up and zap, everything rejected. Or because the reviewer has a friend who does the same kind of shots. (go figure that one?)

But my personal favorite is, quick money, reject a whole batch, that's review money.

Or while Daddy is watching football, the kids can play at being a reviewer for awhile?  ;D

Let me say, the system is flawed and even after eight years of making it better, it's still flawed, and inconsistent.

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@Pete after all this time you are still clueless old timer so stick with your hobby and your niche while you still can but don't think for a minute you know how this business works. I might not know all the ins and outs but I do know a lot more then you do.
Like I said before it amazes me how little some of you microstock "vets" really know about this business. I already knew this a few months in but then I fought for my work so had a lot of discussions with support and other contributors.

Tell me, why wouldn't a reviewer do those things? Do you think admins are looking over their shoulder? Do you think with the small pay their reviewers get they will punish them? Do you still believe in the fairytale that everything in stock is fair play? Reviewers are cute little angels eagerly waiting for your outstanding work? Almost every serious contributor out there knows what I'm talking about, been there done that but you seem to be running around with blinders. Ask some 3D guys for starters but you can't be bothered right, it's a lot faster to just ridicule other people's posts. Well if that makes your day, sure why not Pete, have a go at it! ::)

@Farbled Why we resubmit? Why you think? Keep in mind there are people who take this business very seriously and often spend a day or more even on one image. Why go all the way? we had to, that's the difference between making 100 bucks or a 1000 bucks a month. But you are right in that many of us shouldn't even be in this business, we are expecting too much.
You contradict almost every point Pete made but still think he was right?
If you have been a reviewer you know I'm right. I was asked to review myself (not top or even middle tiers btw) and got a sneak peek into the workflow but that's all I'm going to say.

Take care and be safe lads, I'm off!

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Oops, dropped a nuclear bomb and then left? OK well, I'll answer, because maybe you'll come back in another form with a new name?

"@Pete after all this time you are still clueless old timer so stick with your hobby and your niche while you still can but don't think for a minute you know how this business works. " You are at least 3/4ths right? I am a clueless, old timer, and I do shoot a niche, and yes it is a hobby.

Why not share the ins and outs instead of personal attacks and bragging about how much you know. That would help many people here? Positive and production, share your knowledge?

Your knowledge of reviewers comes from support and other contributors, that's terribly flawed. Unless you believe that reviewers actually know who you are, or me, or know any of us by name and care. They are reviewing, thousands of people, hours a day, that's the files that get past the computerized review or what people call AI. (more like artificially stupid at this point) So the accusation that a IS reviewer would reject images similar to his, and would reject images, similar to a friend, so they could get more sales, it true paranoia.

Million  of images, maybe a day, and someone here thinks, we are individuals and have identities that a reviewer cares about, because they might like us or not? Well that explains why my clueless hobby shots of the niche, are accepted...  ;) They like me better. Not that I upload clear, clean, colorful, sharp images.

Of course, if I'm rejected, it's because of AI, favoritism or someone (in India) who's against me, not because of the actual image or quality.

cathyslife:

--- Quote ---    So the accusation that a IS reviewer would reject images similar to his, and would reject images, similar to a friend, so they could get more sales, it true paranoia.     
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And whatever the process is now, the process used to be that a reviewer would make maybe 5 cents per image. If anyone wanted to make any kind of money, they had to fire through images fairly quickly. At one point, EONS ago (another clueless old timer here) I checked into being a reviewer for SS. Iím pretty sure they were paying 5 cents an image. After I did the math, I didnít bother. It just wasnít worth the time, for me. If I didnít have rent and other bills to pay, sure.

trabuco:
5 cents? :o :o :o

Do they have applications on the web or what? Never have seen them. How people become reviewers? ?


 

trabuco:
This whole industry is a s.

Uncle Pete:

--- Quote from: cascoly on August 10, 2020, 15:42 ---
--- Quote from: Uncle Pete on August 10, 2020, 10:22 ---

Or while Daddy is watching football, the kids can play at being a reviewer for awhile?  ;D

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so, the pandemic should mean daddy has no sports so should be doing better reviews??  (and mommys watch sports too & SS probably has 2-3 female reviewers)

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Either you took that too literally as true or I missed your point.  :) Daddy or Mommy can take a break on the weekend and let the kids play at being a reviewer on the home computer.  ;)

I used to think that the staff in NY was actually doing reviews, and then on weekends, they were off (like the people who watch the site or the forums, who are invisible on weekends) then they came back on Monday. That would mean the offshore contracts were still working most of the time. Just a thought, no evidence or anything, or maybe I just saw what I wanted to see?

Like I've said before, I switched to trying to only upload on Monday through Thursday, which means nothing, as I no longer have weekend reviews to compare. Considering that since June I'm pretty much uploading nothing, any days, the whole question is moot. I never did sets, so I couldn't do tests for days, with various similar images.

Just going to point out that AI would be the same, no matter what day we uploaded?  ;D

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